HAMMOND | Swanel Beverage Inc., a producer of fountain syrups and energy drinks, is growing and outgrowing the Hammond location it has occupied since 1977.
Frank Lewis moves a load to another location at Swanel Beverage in Hammond.
Jean-Claude Evans fills nitrogen tanks at Swanel Beverage in Hammond.
Swanel Beverage owner Ed Roviaro, second from left, is joined by his sons Steven, left, E.J. and Philip Roviaro inside the Hammond plant
A worker fills nitrogen tanks at Swanel Beverage in Hammond in May. Northwest Indiana lost 5,500 manufacturing jobs during the economic downturn, and has yet to get them back. The area's concentration in manufacturing accounts for the slow recovery, an Indiana University Northwest economist found.
The IHSAA's 9th annual Student Leadership Conference was held a week ago at Plainfield High School. With over 800 students in attendance from 93 high schools across the state, it featured speakers discussing various topics ranging from “Eating to Win” to “Me, TV and Other Media.”
Summer is finally here. And for college kids like me, it means freedom. There will be no more sleepless nights, countless five-hour energy drinks and crying in the shower. (We all have those fun little quirks to get us through finals week, right?) Anyway, to not waste my newfound but short-…
Over the years when addressing groups of parents regarding sports safety, I've spoken about bumps, bruises, concussions, cuts, fractures, strains and sprains. Since many parents have heard such speeches before, it hasn't been long before I've noticed some in my audience dozing off.
SPRINGFIELD | Chances are there are a handful of caffeinated alcohol drinks on the shelf at your local grocer or corner store. But they likely will be gone soon.
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